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  • The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs

  • By: Dana Bate
  • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, DC, lives in a great apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for graduate school and an academic career just like her famous parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn't want any of it. What she wants is much simpler: to cook. When her relationship implodes, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she's always loved and starts an underground supper club out of her new landlord's townhouse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun!

  • By Andrea on 09-19-18

fun!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Easy read, or listen rather... girly young adult fiction. A light hearted feel good story from a millennial perspective.

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,943
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,908

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

  • By AudioAddict on 09-04-15

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-18

If you loved the other books in the series this will be no disappointment. Enjoy!

  • Invisible Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Ralph Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,490
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,493

Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

  • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

Might be better to read than listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-17

The narrator was great, really, but this book is pretty dense with double meaning and metaphor, might be better to read and analyze this one. Defintely not a casual listen, but still very good. I will probably re-read this one a bit slower.

  • The Crucible

  • By: Arthur Miller
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 667

In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged Version

  • By Michael G. Stoffel on 05-07-12

hard to hear/follow

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-17

With so many characters and all the women called goody this or that I couldn't really follow who was who which made it hard to follow the story. I also had to turn my volume way up to even hear the actors.

  • Midnight Riot

  • Peter Grant, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,218

Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE this Book!

  • By Nancy J on 02-26-13

Fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-17

I really enjoyed this story and the narrator was great. Very good at accents and didn't use falsetto for the female characters. Not a super intellectual or life changing book but definitely a fun romp in an alternate reality. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for something light, fun, and easy to listen to on your commute or other travels.

  • Holidays on Ice

  • Featuring Six New Stories
  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,008
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,003

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); and what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best When In SantaLand

  • By Dave on 12-06-11

Very funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Great read for the holidays. I really enjoyed his essay on the differences between countries in how they celebrate Christmas.

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  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathan Hill
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,438

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Hill is an exceptional storyteller.

  • By Bonny on 09-13-16

Entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Some very funny moments and ends with some good moral take-a-ways. I didn't give 5 stars because I felt the moral message was spelled out too clearly and the story was overall not engaging enough to warrant a 5 star in my opinion as it won't make my favorite top 5 books, but I would still recommend it fit an easy read.